Located in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country, Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery is committed to small lot, handcrafted wines from varieties that are grown on the property. The 13 acre, 2500 case per year family run winery has often been described as “Boutique” but favors the term “Artisinal” to describe the
involvement and passion that goes into the daily operations.
Nicholas Palumbo, owner and winemaker, believes in producing wines solely from the Estate vineyards along with a select few other properties that adhere to strict farming practices to ensure only the best grapes. “I believe there are only two basic ingredients in making fine wines, the fruit itself and the barrels it ages in”. With one foot
in modern techniques and the other foot firmly planted in tradition, the wines produced posses a depth and elegance that is a welcome reward for those in search of the finest of wines.
Along with his wife Cindy and their four children, Reed, Ryan, Sophia and Dominick, the Palumbo’s believe that the vineyards come first. The original 13 acres are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese varietals. A new block of Viognier and Syrah was planted on neighboring properties to round out the line of wines available.
Specializing in full bodied reds, the estate-grown and produced offerings include both single variety bottlings in addition to a few special blends. Together, this combination of offerings helps showcase both varietal character as well as the artistic expression of the winemaker. A combination of classic blends and a few “new world” styled
wines help round out the wine list and showcase the versatility and depth of quality that the Palumbo wines are known for.
Palumbo Family Vineyards may be small, but the wines have been making big waves throughout the industry for their exceptional quality from an area plagued with a less than stellar reputation. “I thank the early wineries for finding the area, now it’s my job to help put it on the map!” As many will attest, Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery is doing just that.
Wines available thru:
Self distributed to select properties in Southern California
Wine Club and Tasting Room
Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery
40150 Barksdale Circle (off of Monte de Oro Road) Temecula, CA (951) 676-7900
Open Fridays 12-5
Sat & Sun 11-5
Weekdays – by appointment only